MOMMY&ME | BALLET | CONTEMPORARY | JAZZ | HIP-HOP | TAP | MUSICAL THEATER | STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING | TECHNIQUE-LEAPS&TURNS | TUMBLING | ADULT CLASSES(BALLET,FOLKLORIC,ZUMBA,SALSA)
Ballet is the foundation for all other styles of dance. Students will work on body alignment, technique, flexibility, terminology, and class etiquette. Classes will include both barre and center work. We strongly recommend ballet classes for any dancer of any level, as a proper ballet education will enable students to perform with grace and poise and execute movements with precision and control.
Originally a fusion style that draws from classical, modern, and jazz elements, contemporary dance has evolved to incorporate many other different styles of dance as well. Students will work with improvisation, musicality, technique, creativity, partner work, and much more. Contemporary dance is a style that focuses on ideas and expression and empowers dancers to interact with the free, expressive, artistic side of their inner performer.
In musical theater, dancers are actors. Rooted in the history of Broadway musicals, musical theater involves becoming a character, immersing oneself in a different world, and bringing that experience to the audience. Musical theater is especially a great style of dance to have training in for students who may be considering a possible dance career in the future.
The street and underground origins of hip hop dance mean that the style evolved without formal process and with plenty of improvisation. Traditional elements of hip hop include breaking, popping, locking, and free-styling while contemporary hip hop also includes styles like funk, soul, and R&B. Hip hop dance developed parallel to hip hop music, so students will work on their own unique musical interpretation while also working on mastering clear execution of movements and free expression of personality.
A heavily rhythmic and energetic style of dance, jazz pulls from modern, African, ballet, acrobatics, and other styles and continues to evolve. Today, contemporary jazz has a high commercial value and is also a crowd-favorite, made popular by shows like So You Think You Can Dance. Jazz’s entertaining attitudes and movements are fun to both watch and perform. Jazz dancers must possess great balance, muscular control, coordination, flexibility, musicality, technique, and personality.
This Pilates based class, geared towards dancers, focuses on fundamental muscle groups to improve strength, alignment, balance and flexibility. It is necessary for technical improvement and proficiency in advanced movement and Pointe work.
TECHNIQUE -LEAPS & TURNS
The “tricks”! The turns! The leaps! These can only be executed safely and incorporated seamlessly into a piece through plenty of practice, repetition, and intentional training. Our dance technique classes will teach students to use their feet, ankles, and cores properly and equip them with the confidence to try these exciting moves that will bring extra sparkle and wow-factor to any piece of choreography.
Dancers will work on acrobatic skills often used in Contemporary work. Dancers who train in acro develop a strong core and spine. They will focus on flexibility and coordination. The age in which a dancer is introduced to acro can play a big role in how well they develop their skills and confidence.